Students

PROGRAMS

ACADEMICS

Allison Academy provides a rigorous and challenging college preparatory education to students from diverse social, ethnic, economic, and academic backgrounds. The school seeks to equip students with the skills, knowledge, and experiences to realize their potential in college and beyond. At Allison we believe that students will find academic success when given opportunities for individual achievement and self-expression.

The Allison curriculum strives to instill fundamental knowledge and study skills while stimulating intellectual curiosity and growth. Courses are offered across a wide range of disciplines and at different levels so that students can explore a variety of areas of knowledge at a pace that will challenge them to the best of their abilities. The curriculum and the Allison environment combine to encourage understanding and appreciation of different cultures, develop critical thinking skills, enhance creativity, promote physical and emotional well-being, and foster a concern for others.

The course program provided by Allison Academy is designed to follow the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Curriculum and to use state adopted textbooks and ebooks to meet the objective of obtaining a high school diploma and of preparing students for higher education—college, university, or technical/vocational institutions. Graduates from the academy are recognized by leading universities. We encourage you to contact the Admissions Office to answer your questions as well as to schedule a time to visit our day school.

Allison Academy’s Admissions Office may be contacted by phone at: (305) 940-3922.

ATHLETICS

Boys Middle school has basketball this year

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
BOYS BASKETBALL
Allison Academy’s tradition of excellence in athletic competition complements a rigorous and challenging academic program. Students are involved in interscholastic athletics from grades six through twelve, but may also elect physical education, or intramurals & fitness to meet their requirement. Although participation on interscholastic team sports is not a requirement, nearly 80% of our students play at least one sport and many are two-to-three season athletes.

Through team sports, students are encouraged to reach their potential in physical fitness, skill development, and teamwork. Sportsmanship, discipline, and leadership are emphasized by the coaches at every level.

Allison Academy has a boys’ basketball team that has a schedule of 15 – 20 games each season. The team competes against other schools within the area, and we enthusiastically support them!

The girls’ volleyball team is competitive and plays 10-15 games each season. At Allison Academy we are constantly developing additional competitive sports. We provide students with different opportunities to find and develop their athletic abilities.

ART

Our art program is designed to offer a variety of activities and projects. Using various media ranging from pastels, ceramics, sewing, sculpture, and painting, our students experience different levels of art. The focus of our art program is to develop appreciation and enjoyment of visual art and the creative process.

Music classes in guitar are offered daily for middle and high school students.

Allison Academy has a rock/jazz band, whichhas developed into a professional sounding group, and has performed at local venues, city functions, talent shows, and for Allison Academy students and faculty.

Allison Academy also offers drama classes, in which students express their creativity through dramatic interpretation and expression. The students write and perform their own dramatic productions to delight their peers.​

PROM

Students in high school can join the Prom Committee, which meets weekly after school to plan fund raisers and make other plans for the dinner-prom. Students along with their advisor make all decisions as to when, where, and how the event is to be conducted. This is a big celebration for the seniors and their guests.

ELECTIONS

For Student Government
Student Government elections are held every fall for students to elect their officers and class representatives. Through this process, students learn how democracy works, and how to present themselves during campaigns to win elections through speeches and campaign literature.

The Student Government meets weekly throughout the year to organize and make plans for school activities such as fundraisers, pep rally, Thanksgiving feast, the school dance and to voice their opinions about a variety of school subjects or issues.

GRADUATION

The Allison Academy Graduation Ceremony is an exciting event for students, parents, and faculty. Over the past few years we have held the event in a packed- standing room only, North Miami Beach City Hall. The Allison Academy Rock/Jazz band provides the music, and an articulate speaker delivers a sage message to the seniors.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Community service has been a hallmark of Allison since the earliest days of the school.

Dr. Allison urges students and faculty alike to pursue opportunities to give back to their communities. She expects everyone, in some way, to “…contribute to the common good.” All students participate in a wide range of community service activities. In addition, faculty are encouraged and supported in their pursuits of community involvement.

In the spring of 1991, the State of Florida passed the Pupil Progression Plan with a rule that states that all high school students are required to serve 75 community service hours in order to receive a diploma upon graduation. This established community service as a stand-alone graduation requirement.

Involvement in community service is a must at the Academy, not only to meet the State requirements for graduation, but more importantly to instill empathy for others and to develop citizenship and responsibility.

We find that students gain much more than they give from this altruistic experience of giving to others with no expectations of gain for themselves. At Allison Academy, we suggest that each student perform a minimum of 20 hours each year, and recommend using Friday afternoons for this purpose.

Students who have 300+ hours of community at the time of graduation, are awarded with a silver cord.

The extent of the community service opportunities at Allison is organic in nature. While many activities are annual and traditional, there are others that are innovative as students discover new areas in which they can be of service each year.

FIELD TRIPS

During the school year, students participate in field trips that are planned for educational enrichment and for social activities. Students have participated in trips to Monkey Jungle, snorkeling in the Florida Keys, Miami Seaquarium, Metro Zoo, St. Augustine, Cape Canaveral, Everglades National Park, Duck Tours, Parrot Jungle, Museum of Science, Florida History Museum, MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), Grad Nite at Universal Studios, Disney World, Islands of Adventure, Miami-Dade Courts, and the Ft. Lauderdale Art Museum.
Over the past few years, the excursions have included 10-12 day trips to England, Ireland, France, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.

The enriching travels have helped make the students’ education and appreciation of history, art, and culture come alive.

TRAVEL ABROAD

In the Spring, our students are given the opportunity to travel abroad on an exciting school sponsored educational tour experience to Europe, Asia, or other parts of the world. Trips are also organized for travel in the United States. Recent trips have been to Washington, D.C., St. Augustine, the Everglades, and other USA locations.

Over the past few years, the excursions have included 10-12 day trips to England, Ireland, France, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.

The enriching travels have helped make the students’ education and appreciation of history, art, and culture come alive.